Saturday, May 20, 2017
Carthage Baccalaureate: A Celebration of Learning and Wisdom
7 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
Graduates and their families are invited and encouraged to attend this interfaith program. Baccalaureate is a centuries-old religious graduation tradition that started in England, but in the United States, the term generally refers to a nondenominational ceremony held a few days before graduation. Unlike the massive commencement exercises held in stadiums or arenas, baccalaureate ceremonies offer a quieter, more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this rite of passage, hear faculty members offer advice to the graduating class, and enjoy students’ musical talents. The graduates do not wear their caps and gowns for this program.
This is not a ticketed event.
Carthage provides live audio and video streaming of the Baccalaureate Service. Visit live.carthage.edu to watch Baccalaureate live.